As global demand for Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) accelerates, electronics companies are being reminded about the workplace health risks associated with certain production processes. The manufacture and assembly of PCBs can result in harmful emissions being released into the working environment. So, BOFA International is urging businesses to check that their extraction systems remain fit for purpose during this period of rapid growth.

“According to a recent analysis, the global PCB market is predicted to reach around USD80 billion by 2024 – this presents significant opportunities for companies, but can also put pressure on production capacity,” says David Thompson, business development manager at BOFA: “So, when businesses are planning for growth, we would advise them to ensure that their existing fume extraction systems are maintained in optimal condition, and that any new investment in manufacturing includes the latest technology to remove airborne contaminants. In this way, extraction technology will help workplace environments stay safe for employees, while contributing to achieving productivity goals.”

“BOFA solutions combat risks such as the the hazardous fumes produced by batch marking and conformal coating processes, through multi-stage filtration technology that includes specialist activated carbon filters designed to capture specific chemical emissions.”

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